Scotland have been handed an injury boost ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Moldova and Denmark after Lyndon Dykes played 90 minutes for QPR last night – days after he was pictured in a protective boot.

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The striker will miss the clash with Moldova through suspension but is almost certain to be involved against the Danes a few days later as Scotland look to secure the win they need to make it to the World Cup playoffs.

After he was snapped in the moon boot after the clash with Nottingham Forest last Friday, Dykes played the full 90 minutes last night against Cardiff City for Mark Warburton’s side.

Dykes still has one more club game before the Scotland squad get together ahead of the crucial double-header and Clarke will be hoping the talismanic striker gets through it without any issues.

The former Livingston star became the first Scot since the Sixties to score in four consecutive internationals and will be hoping he can make it five from five games if he features against the Danes.

Striker partner Kevin Nisbet will also be fit after concerns over the forward following a Covid outbreak at Easter Road, with Hibees chief exec Ben Kensell confirming that he expects Nisbet to join up with the rest of Clarke’s Scotland squad as planned, saying: “The impact on Kevin is minimal. We expect him to join up with the Scotland team.

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